I never wrote tea review, so I hope I did a good job. :)
I love tea, I think I have over 300 tea bags in my kitchen, but for the last few months I fell in love with Twinings tea. Amazing flavors, healthy, and natural, what more could you want ?
I’m drinking Cranberry & Sanguinello orange tea at the moment.
Now lets talk about tea, I made 4 groups.
1. Fruit love
Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower, Cranberry and Sanguinello Orange, Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla, Blueberry and Apple, Strawberry and Mango, Echinacea and Raspberry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry, Cranberry and Pomegranate
Cranberry, Raspberry and Elderflower; I have never tasted a tea as delicious as this one. The zesty taste of this infusion is ideal when your senses need a lift. The tea smells invitingly of raspberries, when poured is a lovely red color. Thank you so much for making the most delicious teas.
Cranberry and Sanguinello Orange; I love this tea, for me it has perfect citrusy scent. I love to eat sanguinello oranges, so yes this is one of my favorites! All I have to say is buy it, you will like it! Yum yum yum
Blackcurrant, Ginseng and Vanilla; this is the first tea I tried from Twinings, at first I didn’t like it I blame it on ginseng root. But as I love vanilla and blackcurrant I decided not to give up on this tea. And now I can say I’m addicted, I bought another box.
Blueberry and Apple; Autumn. A time for kicking through the leaves and watching the world change color. And for those days when night time comes too soon you will need this tea. It is tasty, sweet and refreshing perfect combination.
Strawberry and Mango; Each sip is refreshing, satisfying and bursting with sunshine. It’s English summertime with a tropical twist. If you love mango you will love this tea!
Echinacea and Raspberry; do I need to say this is my favorite fruit tea ? I love it, not only echinacea has ability to boost immune systems and keep them healthy, but raspberries are my favorite fruit! Buy it!!
Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry; great smell, great taste, great berries! Love it, I love to drink it with ice and fresh raspberries mmm, it’s heaven!
Cranberry and Pomegranate; I like other teas more, its ok. Nothing new, but If you love cranberry and pomegranate you will love this tea!
2. Green tea heaven
Pure Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Cranberry Green Tea, Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea, Pineapple and Grapefruit Green Tea, Citrus Green Tea, Apple and Pear Green Tea
Pure Green Tea; I think we all know that pure green tea is great for your health. I love Twinings pure green tea because you can taste real green tea flavor.
Jasmine Green Tea; Layering the white jasmine flowers between green tea leaves allows them to release their perfumed, floral fragrance into the tea. Great refreshing and calming tea. The jasmine tends to sweeten the green tea taste and the aroma is certainly an inducement to drink the tea.
Cranberry Green Tea; Powerful anti-oxidant properties, considered a superfood, cranberries, and the tea derived from them, have an amazing array of healthy side effects when ingested and used on a consistent basis.
Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea; Lotus flowers are a symbol of the sun. Their beautiful, fragrant petals unfurl each day at the break of dawn to reveal a pure and inner glow. Lotus flower is one of my favorite flowers, so you can guess this is one of my favorites.
Pineapple and Grapefruit Green Tea; Sweet, delicious and refreshing tea. You will love this, the fruit flavor with green is just right.
Citrus Green Tea; I love this tea, it helps me to wake up and gives me energy. The polyphenols present in green tea provide antioxidant protection that may be enhanced by the vitamins in lemon and other citrus.
Apple and Pear Green Tea; English apple and sweet pear and blended them together with this light tasting, golden Chinese green tea, which will transport you to the tea gardens in an instance. It is yummy , if we can say that for a tea.
3. Lady in black
Lady Grey, Earl Grey, Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy, Assam, Darjeeling, Ceylon, English Breakfast
Lady Grey; Light and delicate taste of bergamot, but with added hints of oranges and lemons.With green tea, lady grey is my second favorite tea!! I think I drink this tea every day. I love this tea, it makes me happy!!
Earl Grey; Light, fragrant and with a distinctive bergamot and lemon flavor. I love it, I don’t know why but for me it tastes same as Lady Grey.
Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy; This tea is best served with milk and sugar, to bring out the spicy flavor perfect for a Winter Tea. It has a taste of orange which is gorgeous.
Assam; it is tea you will love a rich and strong, deep-amber tea that goes perfectly with brunch or after dinner instead of coffee. It smells amazing.
Darjeeling; The altitude gives Darjeeling its light, delicate taste and shimmering gold color. Take a sip and escape the world on a journey of your own. The flavor was rich and wonderfully nuanced: musky, Darjeeling flowery, toasty, nutty, spicy, a little smoky, with a splendid honey and floral finish.
Ceylon; Ceylon black tea is the most widely produced and recognized and has citrus overtones. Ceylon black tea is also useful at keeping viruses and bacteria at bay. Drinking black tea can reduce your chance of catching influenza, as well as boost your immune system to help prevent other illnesses. I love it, something new to try if you love black tea.
English Breakfast; Bright, full-bodied and full of flavor, English Breakfast is perfect for clearing away your cobwebs at any time of day. I don’t drink it with milk, but if you want you can drink it with a splash of milk. An ingredient present in English breakfast tea, the amino acid L-theanine, boosts the brain’s levels of alpha waves, which reduces anxiety and boosts relaxation.
4. Calm yourself
Camomile, Lemon and Ginger, Pure Peppermint, Orange, Mango and Cinnamon
Pure Camomile; I love camomile tea, I drink it every time I want to calm down and when I have insomnia.
Lemon and Ginger; I have to say this is one of my favorites. Amazing tea, it is a little bit bitter, but it is healthy and really great tea to drink on cold winter nights. The spiciness of the ginger complements the zesty.
Pure Peppermint; I think we all know and love peppermint tea. I love Twinings because you taste pure peppermint and it’s light and refreshing with a cooling minty taste.
Orange, Mango and Cinnamon; Just as winter balances summer, the spicy, comforting taste of cinnamon perfectly balances the bright, sweet flavors of orange and mango. I love this tea. You should try it, spicy and fruity love it!
My top 5:
1. Echinacea and Raspberry
2. Lady Grey
3. Orange and Lotus Flower Green Tea
4. Mulled Spiced Tea Caddy
5. Lemon and Ginger
I will buy Cherry and Cinnamon tea, Almond Chai Tea, Comforting Liquorice tea in next few weeks.
* All teas were bought by myself, I don’t have any contact with company!
Twinings tea review coming tonight.
My name is Cami, and I am a tea addict.
Linden flowers contain flavonoids, potent antioxidant substances that help prevent free radical-induced damage in your body. Linden also contains tannins that act as an astringent, and it has mucilage properties, meaning that it coats your throat and intestines and soothes and reduces inflammation. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, linden has antispasmodic properties, meaning it helps to reduce muscular contractions. Linden tea also works as a diuretic, helping to reduce fluid retention. In addition, linden has sedative properties and helps to induce relaxation, making it a potentially effective sleep aid.
Traditional Uses and Benefits
Linden tea has been traditionally used to sooth nerves and treat anxiety-related health problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties and was also traditionally used to treat digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. “Nursing Herbal Medicine Handbook” states that linden tea is also used to treat headaches and incontinence, which is an inability to control urine output. The NutraSanus website states that linden is also used to help treat mild gallbladder problems, upset stomach and indigestion, and to ease nasal congestion, lower high blood pressure and reduce excessive gas. These are based on anecdotal reports and historical uses, however, and not on scientific evidence.
Infections and Upper Respiratory Health
When taken as a hot tea, linden acts as a diaphoretic, which means that it helps to slightly raise your body temperature and promote sweating. This is beneficial because harmful microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria cannot survive in elevated body temperatures, and linden therefore helps your body’s immune system to fight against infections. Due to its diaphoretic and soothing properties, linden tea is commonly used to treat bronchitis, cough and colds and throat irritation.
Preparation and Precautions
To prepare linden tea, add 1 to 2 tsp. of linden flowers to 8 oz. of water and steep for 20 minutes. For medicinal purposes, drink linden tea three times daily. Aside from drowsiness and contact dermatitis, no side effects have been reported from drinking linden tea. Linden may interact with certain medications, however, and it is not recommended for people with heart disease.
White Tea Antioxidants
Antioxidants are nutrients that protect the body from damage by free radicals. Free radicals are nasty things that go around wreaking havoc on your body, damaging DNA and accelerating aging. Antioxidants scoop them up and neutralize them. White tea is loaded with these protective nutrients.
White tea may have profound power against cancer-causing cells and against many different types of cancer, such as colon, prostate, and stomach cancers. Flavonoids, a class of antioxidants, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent the development of new ones. In some cases, white tea has been found to work as well as prescription drugs, but without the side effects.
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that white tea can thin the blood and improve artery function. It helps lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy one. By promoting strong and healthy blood vessels, white tea guards against the ravages of stroke.
Catechins, another group of antioxidants, have been found to reduce cholesterol, and white tea is teeming with them. Cholesterol is a special type of fat and is necessary for health. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and white tea increases the good while decreasing the bad. This helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blockage of blood flow.
By thinning the blood, lowering blood pressure, and reducing cholesterol, white tea protects the heart and the entire circulatory system. Researchers have also discovered that people who drink 2 or more cups of tea a day are almost 50% less likely to die after suffering a heart attack. White tea is truly a remarkable heart tonic.
Studies have found that people who drank tea regularly had greater bone density and strength than non-drinkers. White tea may also have beneficial effects for sufferers of arthritis and osteoporosis.
Antibacterial & Antiviral
White tea is a natural killer of bacteria and viruses. The antioxidants so abundant in white tea tone the entire immune system, providing protection against a variety of invaders and a wide range of diseases. Its helps guard against the common cold and flu, and can ease the symptoms of HIV.
Healthy Teeth and Gums
White tea contains small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients which keeps the teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Free radicals from staying out in the sun too long, stress, and a poor diet can damage the skin and cause it to prematurely age. By scavenging these free radicals, white tea protects the skin and helps to reverse some of the damage. Drinking white tea promotes healthy and radiant skin.
Other Health Benefits
White tea has many other benefits to offer. It may reduce blood sugar and help prevent and alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. It reduces stress and increases energy.
White tea may or may not aid in weight-loss. Studies suggest tea may increase metabolism and encourage the body to burn more fat, but a balanced diet and regular exercise are more likely to produce results. Still, adding white tea to your weight-loss plan can’t hurt.
Review Of Health Benefits
By now you can see that white tea has a great range of effects on the body and a tremendous number of benefits to your health. Its supreme power is in preventing disease and disorder.
White tea protects against cancer, heart disease, and stroke, the leading causes of death in the industrial world, as well as numerous other conditions. It eases the symptoms of illness and promotes recovery. White tea strengthens the circulatory and immune systems as well as bones and teeth, and builds healthy skin.
Whether you’re battling allergies or a stomachache, relief may be just a sip away. “Herbal teas contain compounds and antioxidants with specific healing properties,” says Christy Westen, founder of Simply Vibrant in Rockville Center, New York. Use these four brews to treat what ails you.
Herbal Tea to Fix Allergies: Stinging Nettle
“This flowering shrub is an anti inflammatory,” says Westen. “It may inhibit the production of histamines, substances that trigger allergy symptoms.”
Herbal Tea for Stress Relief: Chamomile
According to a University of Pennsylvania study, people who took a daily supplement of this herb felt less anxious than those who didn’t. Chamomile contains a compound called chrysin, which experts believe has a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Herbal Tea for Better Sleep: Valerian
Research suggests that this herb increases levels of gammaaminobutyric acid, a brain chemical that helps induce relaxation and sleep.
Herbal Tea for a Stomach Ache: Peppermint
Not only does this beverage freshen your breath, but it can also aid with digestion, says Westen. “It relaxes the stomach muscles and eases bloating.”
Green Tea, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie
TOP 10 HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEA
1. Tea contains antioxidants. Like the Rust-Oleum paint that keeps your outdoor furniture from rusting, tea’s antioxidants protect your body from the ravages of aging and the effects of pollution.
2. Tea has less caffeine than coffee. Coffee usually has two to three times the caffeine of tea (unless you’re a fan of Morning Thunder, which combines caffeine with mate, an herb that acts like caffeine in our body). An eight-ounce cup of coffee contains around 135 mg caffeine; tea contains only 30 to 40 mg per cup. If drinking coffee gives you the jitters, causes indigestion or headaches or interferes with sleep — switch to tea.
3. Tea may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Unwanted blood clots formed from cholesterol and blood platelets cause heart attack and stroke. Drinking tea may help keep your arteries smooth and clog-free, the same way a drain keeps your bathroom pipes clear. A 5.6-year study from the Netherlands found a 70 percent lower risk of fatal heart attack in people who drank at least two to three cups of black tea daily compared to non-tea drinkers.
4. Tea protects your bones. It’s not just the milk added to tea that builds strong bones. One study that compared tea drinkers with non-drinkers, found that people who drank tea for 10 or more years had the strongest bones, even after adjusting for age, body weight, exercise, smoking and other risk factors. The authors suggest that this may be the work of tea’s many beneficial phytochemicals.
5. Tea gives you a sweet smile. One look at the grimy grin of Austin Powers and you may not think drinking tea is good for your teeth, but think again. It’s the sugar added to it that’s likely to blame for England’s bad dental record. Tea itself actually contains fluoride and tannins that may keep plaque at bay. So add unsweetened tea drinking to your daily dental routine of brushing and flossing for healthier teeth and gums.
6. Tea bolsters your immune defenses. Drinking tea may help your body’s immune system fight off infection. When 21 volunteers drank either five cups of tea or coffee each day for four weeks, researchers saw higher immune system activity in the blood of the tea drinkers.
7. Tea protects against cancer. Thank the polyphenols, the antioxidants found in tea, once again for their cancer-fighting effects. While the overall research is inconclusive, there are enough studies that show the potential protective effects of drinking tea to make adding tea to your list of daily beverages.
8. Tea helps keep you hydrated. Caffeinated beverages, including tea, used to be on the list of beverages that didn’t contribute to our daily fluid needs. Since caffeine is a diuretic and makes us pee more, the thought was that caffeinated beverages couldn’t contribute to our overall fluid requirement. However, recent research has shown that the caffeine really doesn’t matter — tea and other caffeinated beverages definitely contribute to our fluid needs. The only time the caffeine becomes a problem as far as fluid is concerned is when you drink more than five or six cups of a caffeinated beverage at one time.
9. Tea is calorie-free. Tea doesn’t have any calories, unless you add sweetener or milk. Consuming even 250 fewer calories per day can result in losing one pound per week. If you’re looking for a satisfying, calorie-free beverage, tea is a top choice.
10. Tea increases your metabolism. Lots of people complain about a slow metabolic rate and their inability to lose weight. Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of green tea per day. Over a year’s time you could lose eight pounds just by drinking green tea. Of course, taking a 15-minute walk every day will also burn calories.